Bismillah irahman irahim
May Allah Subhanu waTa’ala (glorified and exalted be He) accept all of our striving, ibadat, dua and Qurbani we have done for this blessed occasion.
InshaAllah Eid Ul Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) shall be on Sunday 5th October, after the rituals of Hajj in Makkah tul Mukaramah.*
*The festival of Eid Ul Adha is on the 10th day of the Islamic Month Dhul-Hijjah and according to the moon sighting of the crescent in the UK this makes the 10th to be on Sunday 5th Oct. To clear some confusion Eid is determined by local moonsighting and not automatically falling on the day after the day of Arafat, Hajj Rituals. Meaning Eid is determined on moonsighting purely and not linked to the event of Hajj. Eid Ul Adha was commemorated for 7 years before the first Hajj proving it is not dependent upon the day of Arafat. Saudi Arabia will be observing Eid on Saturday as they started the month of Dhul Hijjah a day before United Kingdom.
There will be Two Jamaats for Eid Prayer:
First Jamaat: 8.30am (Khutbah starts 8.00am)
Imam: Hafiz Imam Shoaib Idrees Sahib
Jamaat for: Men & Women
Second Jamaat: 10.00am (Khutbah starts 9.30am)
Imam: Alama Professor Shabraaz Khan Naqshbandi Sahib
Jamaat for: Men & Women
Please arrive early to ensure you find a seat and car parking space, Please refrain from parking infront of gates as this causes inconvenience. also due to construction work car parking spaces are limited, please do not block entrances or exits and do not cause inconvenience to any neighbours or properties.
Please practice the etiquette of preparation for eid prayer as per the Sunnah of our noble Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu alayhi wasalam.
Etiquette of Eid Al-Adha
Muslims throughout the world fast during the month of Ramadan, offer late night prayers, and indulge in all kinds of pious activities. The last Islamic Month of the calendar is Dhul – Hijjah, the month in which many Muslims that are able to make their pilgrimage to the Holy city of Makkah in nowadays Saudi Arabia, This is to visit the Holy Mosque known as the Kaabah built by prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) alayhi salam (peace be upon him). On this occasion of Hajj (pilgrimage) Muslims perform many rituals as per the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (glorified and exalted be He) and then perform a sacrifice of an animal to commemorate the event of when prophet Ibrahim was tested by Allah to sacrifice his Son prophet Ismaeel (ishmael) (peace be upon him) as an act of true devotion and obedience, however just as he bought the blade close to his beloved son’s knock Almighty Allah (God) (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) replaced prophet Ismaeel (peace be upon him) with a goat. hence on this event Muslims make a sacrifice and distribute the meat amongst others especially the poor.
The Eid prayers comprise two Rak’ahs led by the Imam, followed by a Khutba (sermon).
Following are some of rituals that one must carry out on Eid Al-Adha
Adorn oneself according to Islamic rules.
Have a bath.
Wear the best of clothing which one may have.
Wake up very early in the morning.
Reach early at the place for Eid prayers.
Eat something sweet, such as dates, before going to the Eid prayers.
Give the Sadaqat Al-Fitr before going for Eid prayers
Offer Eid prayers in the place of Eid prayers. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Pray as you have seen me praying.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari.
Listen to the Eid Khutba
Return from the Eid praying place, taking a different route than the one that he had taken when going towards the Eid congregation.
Women can go and offer Eid prayers as well.
It is narrated that Umm ‘Atiyah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: “We were commanded (and in one report it says, he commanded us – meaning the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) to bring out for the Eid prayers the adolescent girls and the women in seclusion, and he commanded the menstruating women to avoid the prayer-place of the Muslims.” Narrated by Al-Bukhari, 1/93; Muslim, 890. According to another report: “We were commanded to come out and to bring out the adolescent girls and those in seclusion.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
According to a report narrated by Al-Tirmidhi: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to bring along the virgins, adolescent girls, women in seclusion and menstruating women on the occasion of both Eid ul-Fitr and Eid-ul Adha, but the menstruating women were to keep away from the prayer place and witness the gathering of the Muslims. One of them said, “Messenger of Allah, what if she does not have a jilbaab (garment)?” He said, “Then let her sister lend her one of her jilbaabs (garments).” _